The first watch to go to the moon
The famed Snoopy model was made to commemorate the “Silver Snoopy Award” presented by NASA to Omega for the latter’s assistance in getting the crew of the doomed Apollo 13 mission safely back to Earth.
The new generation of the Moonwatch, the so-called Dark Side of the Moon was crafted from a single block of ceramic, and marked yet another major technical milestone for Omega.
One of the most sought-after Speedmaster models, this tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission is easily recognized from the distinctive Snoopy illustration on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. Today, the brand still receives a constant stream of requests for this model.
In 2012, the #SpeedyTuesday phenomenon revealed the immense fandom behind the Speedmaster line. To commemorate the online community’s fifth anniversary, Omega produced a limited edition model sold exclusively online. It sold out in no time—to no one’s surprise.
The year 2017 also saw a redesign that brought the Speedmaster back to its racing roots. The new Speedmaster Automatic featured a matt-black dial, orange markings and beveled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes.
The selections above only represent a small selection of the Speedmaster line, but perhaps it can show us a brief glimpse at the memories, achievements and dreams that a single watch collection can contain as it speeds through the history of mankind.